Alia Bhatt’s Mantra To Overcome Anxiety: In a recent ‘Ask Me Session’ on Instagram, Alia Bhatt answered several fan questions about her next movie, husband Ranbir Kapoor, daughter Raha and much more.
Upon being asked about how she manages and overcomes her anxiety, ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’ star Alia Bhatt said “I think one the most important thing is.. something that I have noticed always helps me is…when you are being anxious you are usually trying to always cover it up with trying to be okay, so that most important thing, to allow yourself to feel that and go through that experience because it is just a part of the ups and downs of life.”
She added, “The other thing to remember if you are going through an anxiety attack is what I do is to focus on five things, five things that you can smell, touch, see or hear. You basically just focus on your five senses. If it is a phase, just know that change is the only constant, so this will change. “
In another question about why so positive, Alia Bhatt wrote, “Why Not? It’s not like I don’t have bad days…but I chose to be grateful for life and just shine like the Sun does every day without complaining.”
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What Is Anxiety?
The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as an emotion characterised by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. It is not the same as fear, but they are often used interchangeably. Anxiety is considered a future-oriented, long-acting response broadly focused on a diffuse threat, whereas fear is an appropriate, present-oriented, and short-lived response to an identifiable and specific threat.
Symptoms Of Anxiety
Some common signs and symptoms of anxiety as per the Mayo Clinic include feeling nervous, restless or tense, having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom, having an increased heart rate, breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, trembling, feeling weak or tired, trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry, having trouble sleeping, experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems, having difficulty controlling worry or having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety.
What Is An Anxiety Attack?
An anxiety attack is a brief episode of intense anxiety, which causes the physical sensations of fear. Symptoms of an anxiety attack include extreme anxiety and physical sensations of fear, such as increased heart rate, shortness of breath, trembling and muscle tension.
(Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.)